Skip to main content

Key enablers and principles for strategic and collaborative commissioning and planning - health and care

14th March 2023 10.00 - 12.30

It has been hypothesised for a number of years that, in order to meet the holistic needs of individuals who require health and care support, effective collaboration between those responsible for health services, social care services, public health and wider public services is required. In addition, this should be done with close and meaningful partnerships with providers of care, community organisations and with local people and communities.

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships that combine NHS organisations, local authorities and others to take collective responsibility for planning services, improving health and reducing inequalities across geographical areas. As legal bodies with statutory powers and responsibilities for planning and commissioning, ICSs were implemented in 2022, following the Health and Care Act being passed at UK parliament.

The introduction of statutory Integrated Care Boards and the legacy of joined up working through the Better Care Fund, and most recently over the high impact years of the Covid-19 pandemic, has shifted the scale and pace of collaboration across many systems.

But what are some of the key enablers and principles that are required to support and contribute to effective collaborative planning and commissioning? What can colleagues across the country share with each other regarding what works well and how to overcome any barriers to effective collaboration?

This event will provide an opportunity to hear the findings of research completed by the Institute of Public Care, on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA), regarding key enablers and principles for collaborative commissioning.

In addition, the webinar will share case studies from areas which are taking a variety of approaches to the challenges of collaborative commissioning in these early stages of the ICS. In particular, there will be a chance to hear from Nottingham about their approach to collaborative commissioning workstreams through the Learning Laboratory approach.

The session will be interactive and there will be opportunities to discuss progress towards collaborative commissioning against the Local Government Association principles with members of the webinar.

The workshop will be delivered by Sarah Fleming (Programme Director for System Development, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board), Bobby Lowen (Programme Director, Changing Futures Nottingham), and Amy Harmsworth, Caroline Dowson and Amy Simpson (Consultants, IPC).


The workshop will be relevant for health and social care colleagues who have an interest in contributing to and hearing from others particularly around the development of Integrated Care Systems: system and place-based developments.


This workshop will present the background to and principles of the Local Government Association collaborative commissioning guide and some recent case studies. It will provide significant time for facilitated small group discussions, encouraging participants to share their own experience of good practice and challenges.

Workshop format

The workshop will be delivered online and will feature a blend of presentations and smaller group discussions to enable participation by all delegates.


14th March 2023 10.00 - 12.30

Microsoft Teams


**This event is now full, please contact if you would like to be added to a waiting list**

This complimentary and exclusive event is offered to both Academic Partners of IPC and the Alumni of the IPC Certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care.

Academic Partners of IPC will have been emailed directly with their invitation to this workshop and associated booking form

Invitations are sent to alumni network members directly, so please check your email to register for this event. If you do not receive a booking link, and you believe you are an Alumni, please email